I hope you will consider joining in on the fun and get a wonderful classic read at the beginning of new year (we all need some classic love in our lives).
This will be my first experience with Du Maurier, but I know she is a favorite with some of my favorite book bloggers. And as her most popular novel, I only have high expectations for this wonderful little book.
If you are considering joining in, here is a little synopsis of the novel taken from Goodreads.com:
"Sixty years after REBECCA was first published, Daphne du Maurier's unsurpassed masterpiece continues to enthrall readers with romance and suspense, as the second Mrs. de Winter narrates the haunting events surrounding her marriage to Maxim de Winter and her growing obsession with his first wife, the beautiful, now dead Rebecca."
This sounds like a great read for January and a way to dive into something thrilling and wonderful when all I want to do is huddle under blankets in the cold.
I am reading from a mass market paperback edition (the one with the red satiny background). My edition is 380 pages, which isn't too bad for a readalong! I am planning the page requirements based on my edition. If yours is different, you can adjust as needed.
There will be two times to post on the following days:
- January 14-17, 2011: This post will focus on the first half of the book (roughly 190 pages, or chapters 1-15)
- January 28-31 2011: This post will focus on the second half of the book (roughly 190 pages or chapters 16-27)
If you decide to participate, here is what you need to do. First, you need to comment here letting me know that you want in. I will put your name below with a link to your blog so we can all come cheer you on. When it comes time to post, all you need to do is comment on my main post with a link to your own thoughts about the novel. I'll add links to the bottom of my page so other participants can visit your blog and comment.
I don't require participants to read everyone's thoughts, but it is more fun to visit and comment as much as possible.
I do ask that if possible you post a link on your blog somewhere promoting the readalong. I always say that the more participants, the better.
And everyone who succeeds in finishing the novel and makes their posts is eligible for a small prize, furnished by me.
So, if you are interested, comment below and let me know! I hope to see you joining! :)
Linda (no blog link)
My Mom (no blog link)